Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
Oh, in that case, yes. Interested.
Ok just spoke with the gentleman at minnis, he said the office will reopen tomorrow so I want to give him a few options for the tests, so far it appears 10oz 3-ply is the favorite. I was thinking to ask for a 2-ply as well, just so I can get a sense of the difference myself. 10oz 3-ply should work through spring and summer (not humid 90 deg days) in NY correct?
I'm out bc I already have this suit in a similar fabric, but it's a great idea. Here's mine (not fresco) with a light blue over check if you want to consider that:
10oz 3 ply is a lot heavier than you might think. I would say go with the 8/9oz. Either way, I'm in.
FWIW, my favorite fresco is the high twist bunches from 0500 - 0510. This is different than the two ply stuff in the rest of the book but it is the most summery.
That looks absolutely fantastic.
I understand minnis calls those #'s high twist, but arent all of their fresco's high twist?? Which (2/3/high twist) breathes the best?
Assuming it's the lighter weight I'm in for 3.5 meters. And I would actually prefer an overcheck, if possible.
Sounds like a fun fabric! Seeing as I have the LL POW Brisa and now have to get creative with closet storage I unfortunately can't commit. I'm sure it'll be great. Jealous!
I would suggest making the checks a bit bigger in scale than Minnis normally uses. The small checks are very standard already. If you're going custom, can't hurt to do something different like that. I wonder if you could even ask them to include some softer yarns like angora mixed in with the standard wool to give it a softer hand. Just a thought. Good luck and have fun!
I guess we all live in different world and subject to different life. Anyway all will agreed that fresco in all weights are generally a good fabric for bread and butter suiting.
This is a good idea
I'm not in on this particular run but I like where this thread is going.
Why should the London Lounge have all the fun on custom fabric runs?
We should come up with a list of potential fabrics and gauge interest.
Just a thought for 2013.
Idea #1 - Moar of the Slewfoot brown fresco for those who missed the boat last time
I would LOVE to get something like this made up in an 11 oz. worsted:
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